Operable On More Than One System Patents (Class 455/552.1)
  • Patent number: 11031988
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes apparatuses and methods of performance-based antenna selection for user devices. In some aspects, a user device includes a transceiver having a first receiver, as well as second and third receivers. The transceiver is coupled to a first antenna to enable communication via the first antenna and the second receiver is coupled to the second antenna to enable reception via the second antenna. The third receiver is coupled to a third antenna to enable monitoring of performance of the third antenna. Based on a comparison of respective performance of the first antenna and the third antenna, the first antenna or third antenna is coupled the transceiver to enable subsequent communication. By monitoring and comparing respective performance of the antennas before antenna switching is implemented, a better-performing antenna of the two antennas can be selected for coupling to the transceiver without impacting communication performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Vimalkaushik Natarajan, Gregory Redmond Black, Vijay L. Asrani
  • Patent number: 11023404
    Abstract: A system having information equipment connected in a daisy chain, where power supply control of the daisy chain-connected information equipment is performed without having to add a dedicated power supply control device. In a daisy chain connection system, second information equipment comprise a control unit and a power supply unit, and a first information equipment and the control unit of the second information equipment include a communication circuit capable of wired communication, and the first information equipment and the power supply unit of the second information equipment include a wireless circuit capable of wireless communication. When turning OFF a power supply to any one of the second information equipment, the first information equipment requests the power supply unit to stop the power supply by using wireless communication, and the power supply unit performs control for stopping the power supply to the control unit according to the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventor: Takumi Kawabe
  • Patent number: 11012850
    Abstract: A wireless communication device includes at least two SIMs, including a first SIM and a second SIM. The device includes a memory storing multiple mobile applications for performing data operations. The device includes a processor coupled to each of the at least two SIMs, and the memory. The processor executes program code that enables the device to: select a mobile application to run. The program code further enables the wireless communication device to: identify a user-created setting that specifies one of the at least two SIMs as a preferred SIM to which the selected mobile application is assigned. The program code further enables the wireless communication device to: channel data operations associated with the selected mobile application to a data path of the preferred SIM specified in the user-created setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventor: Xiaofeng Zhu
  • Patent number: 11012828
    Abstract: A mobile device is configurable to accommodate multiple personas and associated profiles. Once the mobile device is triggered to configure itself with a selected persona/profile, no more information is required by a user (the provider of the trigger) of the mobile device. Each persona/profile is autonomous from any other persona/profile with which the mobile device can be configured. A persona is indicative of a personality, role, or identity portrayed by the device, such as a phone number, for example. A profile is indicative of functions associated with a persona. The mobile device is easily reconfigured via simple UI operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Christopher T. Rice
  • Patent number: 11006276
    Abstract: A method and corresponding apparatus for providing a cellular subscriber with access to a WLAN are provided. They involve identifying a multimode mobile terminal, which corresponds to the subscriber and the WLAN from an access request. Based on the identification, the WLAN is authorized to provide the mobile terminal with access. The mobile terminal is then provided with access to the WLAN as a cellular subscriber and enables interoperability between the two networks. For example, the subscriber does not have to supply a credit card to pay for WLAN access directly. Instead, the subscriber pays a cellular network provider, and, in turn, the cellular network provider pays a WLAN provider for the access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Conversant Intellectual Property Management Inc.
    Inventors: Nima Ahmadvand, Hanwu Hu
  • Patent number: 10985805
    Abstract: A first-transceiver for use in an antenna diversity scheme. The first-transceiver comprises a first-time/clock-generation-unit; a first-receiver; and a first-transmitter. The first-receiver is configured to receive a wireless second-alignment-signal from a second-transceiver with a second-time/clock-generation-unit. The wireless second-alignment-signal is representative of a state of the second-time/clock-generation-unit. The first-transceiver is configured to set the first-time/clock-generation-unit, based on the wireless second-alignment-signal, to reduce an alignment-error between the first-time/clock-generation-unit and the second-time/clock-generation-unit. The first-transmitter is configured to transmit a wireless first-transmission-signal, in accordance with the first-time/clock-generation-unit, as part of the antenna diversity scheme. The first-transmission-signal corresponds to a second-transmission-signal that is transmitted by the second-transceiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventors: Lars Van Meurs, Alessio Filippi, Arie Koppelaar, Marinus Van Splunter
  • Patent number: 10980018
    Abstract: A method and a device for controlling an access on the basis of a common resource in a communication system. An operating method of a terminal in a communication system includes: receiving configuration information of a common resource from a first base station among the plurality of base stations; receiving common information from the first base station through the common resource indicated by the configuration information; and performing a random access procedure with a second base station among the plurality of base stations by using the common information. Therefore, the performance of the communication system can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Jae Heung Kim, Cheul Soon Kim, Kyoung Seok Lee
  • Patent number: 10979877
    Abstract: A vehicle network selection system may include a vehicle modem configured via rules to connect with a first network but not a second network; and a telematics controller programmed to receive data via the first network at a current throughput, receive an application request from a vehicle application requiring a minimum throughput to perform the request, instruct the modem, in response to the current throughput below the minimum throughput, to enter into an override mode to connect to the second network capable of meeting the minimum throughput.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Oliver Lei
  • Patent number: 10972924
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a beam-based multi-connection communication method, a terminal device, and a network device. The method may include the following: Based on a multi-beam connection established between a terminal and a base station, the terminal further selects a dedicated message beam from a common message range of the base station based on a measurement result of an uplink pilot, or the base station selects a dedicated message beam from a common message range of the base station based on a measurement result of a downlink pilot; and the terminal or the base station chooses to delete at least one established beam connection. By selecting and deleting a multi-beam connection between the terminal and the base station, a high-quality beam connection is maintained, and interruption of data transmission between the base station and terminal is avoided, thereby ensuring normal communication between the base station and the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xun Tang, Li Chai, Jinhua Miao
  • Patent number: 10972973
    Abstract: Two methods for energy-efficient idle listening enhancement for WLAN systems are provided. The first method performs a change of operation of a station (STA) from an active mode to an idle listening mode without notifying the change to an access point (AP) associated with the STA. In the idle listening mode, the AP may transmit frames to the STA using a higher bandwidth, but the STA can only sense channels in a lower bandwidth to save energy. The second method transmits a frame to the AP associated with the STA to notify the AP the change of operation of the STA from the active mode to the idle listening mode. In the idle listening mode, the AP may transmit frames to the STA using the lower bandwidth, and the STA can only sense channels in the lower bandwidth to save energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Cypress Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Kamesh Medapalli, Rajendra Kumar Gundu Rao, Xianmin Wang, Sangho Seo
  • Patent number: 10972593
    Abstract: A radio frequency module includes: a module board including a first principal surface and a second principal surface on opposite sides of the module board; an antenna connection terminal; a diplexer connected to the antenna connection terminal and including at least a first inductor which is a chip inductor; a transmission power amplifier configured to amplify a transmission signal; a reception low noise amplifier configured to amplify a reception signal; and a second inductor which is a chip inductor disposed on one of a transmission path connecting the diplexer and the transmission power amplifier and a reception path connecting the diplexer and the reception low noise amplifier. The first inductor is mounted on the first principal surface, and the second inductor is mounted on the second principal surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoichi Sawada
  • Patent number: 10959168
    Abstract: Devices and methods are disclosed for selecting an optimal access network in a wireless communications environment, such as when offloading mobile data traffic. In various embodiments disclosed herein, a contributing device comprises processing logic configured to generate a set of communication environment identification data corresponding to the location of the communication device, to generate a set of observed AN availability and communication performance data corresponding to the location of the communication device, and to transmit the set of communication environment identification data and the set of observed communication performance data to a server. In some embodiments, the contributing device is location-aware and in some embodiments, the contributing device is location-unaware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Khiem Le, Wei Wu, Wing Fai Lo
  • Patent number: 10925355
    Abstract: Functional jewelry is disclosed. A bracelet includes a plurality of light-emitting diodes (LEDs), a main control unit, and positional and situational sensors, typically including an accelerometer, as well as a decorative, interchangeable fascial layer. The bracelet may also include sensors such as capacitive touch sensors, a microphone, and a color sensor. A radio transceiver within the bracelet is adapted to implement a protocol such as BLUETOOTH® 4.0, and is adapted to allow the bracelet to communicate in peer-to-peer or master-slave mode. Two users can pair their bracelets in person, usually with a gestural trigger, for shared light displays, multi-player games, and other types of interactions. Larger groups can pair temporarily and contextually for multi-user displays and interactions, in an ad hoc network with distributed functions. Real-world interactions are communicated to a social network with profiles linked to the individual bracelets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Loop Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Tim Chinowsky, Martin Unger, Charles Borwick, Michael Bettua, Colin Bricken, Dav Lion, Kyle Johnston
  • Patent number: 10931322
    Abstract: An example operation method for an electronic device having a plurality of antennas including a first antenna and a second antenna is disclosed. According to one embodiment, the operation method for an electronic device can comprise the steps of: communicating with a first external electronic device through the first antenna and the second antenna based on a first communication scheme during a first period; and communicating with the first external electronic device through the first antenna based on the first communication scheme, and with a second external electronic device through the second antenna based on a second communication scheme, during a second period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sang-Soon Lim, Woo-Jin Park, Dae-Hyun Ban, Kyu-Haeng Lee, Seong-Won Han
  • Patent number: 10931488
    Abstract: A front-end receiver includes a first mixer of a first channel, a second mixer of a second channel, and a switching circuit that is configured to select the first mixer or the second mixer during a particular time period. Upon being selected, one of the first mixer or the second mixer is configured to deliver a down-converted signal that down-converts a respective RF signal of either the first or second reception channel. As the tasks of down-conversion and multiplexing are combined at the mixer level, the first and second reception channels may share a baseband circuit while being able to provide a well-balanced metrics of channel isolation, low noise figure, and linearity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Satish V. Uppathil, Nikolaus Klemmer, Fikret Dulger
  • Patent number: 10921927
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method and corresponding touch sensitive device that can be altered to change sensitivity and distance over which it interacts with an object. A touch sensor is configured to detect location of a touching object hovering above a touch surface. A ground plane is located behind the touch surface at a predetermined distance from the touch surface. A processor in the touch sensor is configured to control the effective distance between the ground plane and the touch surface and sensitivity of detection of a finger or touching object hovering above the touch surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Tactual Labs Co.
    Inventors: Darren Leigh, Ricardo Jorge Jota Costa
  • Patent number: 10911074
    Abstract: A wireless communication device includes a first transceiver operable according to a first radio technology and a second transceiver operable according to a second radio technology and operable concurrently with the first transceiver. The wireless communication device further includes an antenna configured to transmit radio transmissions of the second transceiver, and a filter circuit coupling the second transceiver with the antenna. The filter circuit includes a first frequency path and a second frequency path in parallel. The first frequency path passes a first set of frequencies of the radio transmissions and the second frequency path passes a second set of frequencies of the radio transmissions. One of the first frequency path or the second frequency path is configured to filter the radio transmissions of the second transceiver to remove signals corresponding to the one or more operating frequencies of the first transceiver from the radio transmissions of the second transceiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Tyco Safety Products Canada Ltd.
    Inventors: James Thomas Kenning, Jun Xu, Steven Seung Chul Lee
  • Patent number: 10897513
    Abstract: A method for selecting an information pushed-to terminal, including determining, by a first terminal, a service type of received service information according to a preset terminal service type table, acquiring, by the first terminal from a terminal status table configured in the first terminal, characteristic information of second terminals connected to the first terminal, and determining working statuses of the second terminals according to the characteristic information, selecting, by the first terminal from the second terminals according to a preset information push rule, the service type of the service information and the working statuses of the second terminals, a target terminal of information push, and sending a prompt message of having received the service information to the target terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI DEVICE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jingqing Mei, Zhihao Jin
  • Patent number: 10877939
    Abstract: A communication terminal includes an acquiring part that, when a data set including real data representing content of the data set and attribute data indicating an attribute of the real data is newly stored on a data storage device, acquires the attribute data from the data storage device without waiting for a user to instruct that the attribute data is to be acquired, and acquires the real data after the user instructs that the real data is to be acquired, and a notification controller that controls a notifying part to notify the user of the attribute indicated by the attribute data acquired by the acquiring part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Akira Kadoda
  • Patent number: 10868577
    Abstract: Front end systems with switched termination for enhanced intermodulation distortion performance are provided herein. The switched termination can be used on transmit paths and/or receive paths of the front end system to suppress impedance variation when the signal paths are inactive. For example, with respect to switched termination for transmit paths, a front end system can include a frequency multiplexing circuit connected to a band switch by a first radio frequency (RF) signal path and by a second RF signal path. The band switch selectively provides the frequency multiplexing circuit with a first transmit signal over the first RF signal path and with a second transmit signal over the second RF signal path. The front end system further includes a switched termination circuit in shunt with the first RF signal path and operable to turn on to suppress impedance variation when the first RF signal path is inactive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert John Thompson, Timothy M. Faughn, Jonathan Christian Crandall
  • Patent number: 10869350
    Abstract: A first radio station (1) requests or instructs a second radio station (2) to prepare for communication with a radio terminal (3) on a second cell (20) while a first radio connection on a first cell (10) with the radio terminal (3) is established. Further, the first radio station (1) instructs the radio terminal (3) or the second radio station (2) to establish a second radio connection on the second cell (20) with the radio terminal (3) while maintaining the radio connection on the first cell (10) with the radio terminal (3). It is thus for example possible to enable a single radio terminal to establish radio connections with cells of a plurality of radio stations, in order to achieve carrier aggregation of cells operated by different radio stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Hisashi Futaki, Hiroaki Aminaka
  • Patent number: 10862486
    Abstract: An all-digital phase locked loop (ADPLL) receives an analog input supply voltage which is utilized to operate analog circuitry within the ADPLL. The ADPLL of the present disclosure scales this analog input supply voltage to provide a digital input supply voltage which is utilized to operate digital circuitry within the ADPLL. The analog circuitry includes a time-to-digital converter (TDC) to measure phase errors within the ADPLL. The TDC can be characterized as having a resolution of the TDC which is dependent, at least in part, upon the digital input supply voltage. In some situations, process, voltage, and/or temperature (PVT) variations within the ADPLL can cause the digital input supply voltage to fluctuate, which in turn, can cause fluctuations in the resolution of the TDC. These fluctuations in the resolution of the TDC can cause in-band phase noise of the ADPLL to vary across the PVT variations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Inventors: Feng Wei Kuo, Chewn-Pu Jou, Huan-Neng Chen, Lan-Chou Cho, Robert Bogdan Staszewski, Seyednaser Pourmousavian
  • Patent number: 10856342
    Abstract: A method for controlling a connection procedure for a terminal device requesting a radio connection to a cell supported by network infrastructure equipment in a wireless telecommunication system, the method comprising: determining, at the terminal device, that a request to connect to the cell supported by the network infrastructure equipment is to be made, establishing, at the terminal device, application information relating to an operating context for the terminal device; transmitting a connection request message from the terminal device to the network infrastructure equipment, wherein the connection request message comprises a request for the terminal device to connect to the cell and an indication of the application information; and determining, at the network infrastructure equipment, whether to allow the request for the terminal device to connect to the cell based, at least in part, on the application information received by the network infrastructure equipment from the terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Vivek Sharma, Brian Alexander Martin, Yuxin Wei, Hideji Wakabayashi, Shinichiro Tsuda
  • Patent number: 10856350
    Abstract: A terminal supporting dual receive single transmit-dual SIM dual standby DR-DSDS includes a first SIM card interface and a second SIM card interface; and the first SIM card interface is configured to communicate with a first SIM card, and the second SIM card interface is configured to communicate with a second SIM card. The method includes: when the terminal is in a first communication connection, receiving, by the terminal, a paging request for establishing a second communication connection; and when the paging request carries a first identifier used to indicate a second service, responding, by the terminal, to the paging request, to establish the second communication connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fengguang Qiu, Bin Huang, Delai Zheng
  • Patent number: 10838282
    Abstract: An optical ring circuit for modulating light from a light source into an optical signal includes a ring modulator located near a waveguide to couple a light propagating the waveguide, the ring modulator including a pair of electrodes, a signal generator to transmit an electrical signal corresponding to the optical signal, a filter circuit to generate an output signal, wherein the filter circuit includes an adder unit and at least one tap unit having a delay unit and a coefficient unit, wherein the adder unit adds the electrical signal from the signal generator and a signal passed from the tap unit for pre-compensating signal components of the electrical signal by at least twice delay time of the delay unit, and a driver circuit to apply a voltage to the electrodes based on the output signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignees: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc., Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Keisuke Kojima, Min Teng, Toshiaki Koike-Akino, Chungwei Lin, Kieran Parsons, Mitsunobu Gotoda, Koichi Akiyama
  • Patent number: 10841969
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for a 3G gateway. In one embodiment, a system is disclosed, comprising a gateway situated between a 3G radio access network (RAN) and a core network, the gateway providing resource management for a nodeB, and providing routing and node management for another base station, wherein the base station may be configured to provide, as a virtual RNC, radio resource control, power control, ciphering, and multiplexing of multiple users onto a transmission path for a first mobile device attached to the nodeB; the gateway may be configured to relay traffic for a second mobile device attached to the base station; and the gateway may be configured to relay traffic to the core network from both the nodeB and the base station via an IuCS interface and an IuPS interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Parallel Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Yang Cao, Zeev Lubenski, Kaitki Agarwal, Prashanth Rao, Rahul Atri
  • Patent number: 10827431
    Abstract: A wireless communication device may operate in different power modes based at least on a decoding of a Physical Data Control Channel (PDCCH). The wireless communication device may operate its receiver front end circuitry (RX AFE) in any one of a number of different power modes, and may switch to operating the RX AFE in a different power mode based at least on decoding of the PDCCH. The transmit leakage does not need to be monitored, and the wireless communication device may adjust/adapt the sensitivity and linearity of its RX AFE based on PDCCH decoding and in some cases based additionally on one or more metrics, to reduce power consumption. The different power modes may correspond to different respective combinations of sensitivity level and linearity level at which the RX AFE is operating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Lydi Smaini, Tarik Tabet, Moustafa M. Elsayed
  • Patent number: 10826558
    Abstract: According to various embodiments, a receiver device may be provided. The receiver device may include: a receiver circuit configured to receive a data packet according to a data format on a pre-determined radio frequency, wherein the data format comprises a parameter indicating a number of retries of transmission of the data packet; a determination circuit configured to determine whether the parameter is higher than a pre-determined threshold; and a frequency changer circuit configured to change a frequency on which the receiver receives data based on the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: RAZER (ASIA-PACIFIC) PTE. LTD.
    Inventor: Kah Yong Lee
  • Patent number: 10827018
    Abstract: The automatic transmission of communications between a mobile device and a social networking system is regulated based on the communication mode of the mobile device. A communication for transmission between the mobile device and the social networking system is detected. A communication switch setting, such as a switch position, is determined for the mobile device. A communication mode for the mobile device is determined based on the communication switch setting. For example, if the switch is in a first position, the mobile device is determined to be in a social mode. Likewise, if the switch is in a second position, the mobile device is determined to be a manual mode. If the mobile device is in the social mode, the communication is automatically transmitted. If the mobile device is in the manual mode, the communication is transmitted only in response to authorization from the user of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Mary Graham, Erick Tseng, Chamath M. Palihapitiya
  • Patent number: 10827394
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes: obtaining a RAN preference indicator from an operator indicating whether to use the first RAN or a second RAN for a specified data flow type for a particular user device, wherein the RAN preference indicator is based on subscriber information associated with a user of the particular user device; determining whether to transmit the data flow via the first RAN or the second RAN based on the RAN preference indicator; causing the data flow to be transmitted via the first RAN according to a determination that the RAN preference indicator indicates that the specified data flow type should be transmitted via the first RAN; and causing the data flow to be transmitted via the second RAN according to a determination that the RAN preference indicator indicates that the specified data flow type should be transmitted via the second RAN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventor: Subrata Mukherjee
  • Patent number: 10809999
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems for updating firmware of a CIoT device. The CIoT device activates, based on one or more activation commands received by the first receiver and the second receiver. The CIoT device connects by the second receiver and the second transmitter, to a device. The CIoT device receives, by the second receiver, from the device, a firmware upgrade file. A CIoT device deactivates the second receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Farid Adrangi, Puneet Jain, Muthaiah Venkatachalam
  • Patent number: 10813047
    Abstract: A first wireless communication terminal includes a first communicator, a second communicator, a first memory, and a processor. When first time information is received by the second communicator, the processor switches a state of the first communicator from first state to a second state at a first switching time calculated on the basis of the first time information. The processor switches the state of the first communicator from the second state to the first state at a second switching time calculated on the basis of the first time information. The first time information is information regarding a next scanning time indicating a time at which scanning is to be next performed by a second wireless communication terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Shibuya, Manabu Tajima
  • Patent number: 10785114
    Abstract: IoT stations are profiled in an IPv6 protocol environment. Responsive to sending the modified router advertisement instead of the router advertisement to the station, a DHCPv6 solicitation packet is snooped. The DHPv6 solicitation packet is sent from the station to a DHCPv6 server to gather network configuration information stored in the router advertisement withheld by the access point. In turn, the access point examines the DHCPv6 solicitation packet to determine an identity of least one of device and operating system. The identity determination is stored for applying network policies (e.g., network security policies) during transactions with the station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Fortinet, Inc.
    Inventors: PC Sridhar, Pradeep Mohan, Anil Kaushik
  • Patent number: 10771096
    Abstract: An antenna impedance tuner can include first and second nodes, a bypass path, first and second series capacitance paths, and an inductance path, with each path being implemented between the first and second nodes and including a switch configured to allow the path to couple or uncouple the first and second nodes. The tuner can further include first and second shunt paths, with each shunt path being implemented between the second node and ground and including a switch configured to allow the shunt path to couple or uncouple the second node and the ground. The tuner can further include a switchable grounding path implemented along the inductance path and configured to allow the inductance path to function as a series inductance path between the first and second nodes, or as a shunt inductance path between the ground and a node along the inductance path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: William J. Domino
  • Patent number: 10764131
    Abstract: A method performed in a wireless device of a cellular communication system is disclosed. The wireless device has a first receiver configuration and a second receiver configuration. The method comprises receiving data over a data channel of the cellular communication system during a first time period. During a second time period, following directly after the first time period, during which no data is received over said data channel, a control channel of the cellular communication system is monitored using the first receiver configuration. During a third time period, following directly after the second time period, and during which no data is received over said data channel, the control channel is monitored using the second receiver configuration. A method in a network node, a wireless device, a network node, computer program products, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Maomao Chen, Muhammad Kazmi
  • Patent number: 10757746
    Abstract: A first radio station (1) requests or instructs a second radio station (2) to prepare for communication with a radio terminal (3) on a second cell (20) while a first radio connection on a first cell (10) with the radio terminal (3) is established. Further, the first radio station (1) instructs the radio terminal (3) or the second radio station (2) to establish a second radio connection on the second cell (20) with the radio terminal (3) while maintaining the radio connection on the first cell (10) with the radio terminal (3). It is thus for example possible to enable a single radio terminal to establish radio connections with cells of a plurality of radio stations, in order to achieve carrier aggregation of cells operated by different radio stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Hisashi Futaki, Hiroaki Aminaka
  • Patent number: 10756768
    Abstract: A radio-frequency front-end circuit includes first and second filters, and first and second band elimination filters. The first filter is connected between an antenna common terminal and a first input-output terminal, and has a first frequency band as a pass band. The second filter is connected between the antenna common terminal and a second input-output terminal, and has a second frequency band as a pass band. The first band elimination filter is connected between the antenna common terminal and a third input-output terminal, and has the first frequency band as a stop band. The second band elimination filter is connected in series with the first band elimination filter between the antenna common terminal and the third input-output terminal, and has the second frequency band as a stop band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daisuke Miyazaki, Morio Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 10757629
    Abstract: A method of performing network handover between wireless local area network devices for a mobile device connected to a voice service via a secure data tunnel to a packet data gateway of a cellular network including determining that a quality of a connection to a current wireless local area network is below a threshold value; determining that a handover target network is available; establishing connectivity with the target handover network; suppressing a connection to a base station of the cellular network; sending a new network address of the mobile device to the packet gateway using a set of credentials relating to the secure data tunnel so as to change an endpoint of the secure data tunnel to the new network address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: British Telecommunications Public Limited Company
    Inventor: Francisco Jose Faus Gregori
  • Patent number: 10750513
    Abstract: Provided are a signal transmission method performed by a terminal in a wireless communication system and a terminal using the method. The method comprises: transmitting a second signal by using a second radio access technology (RAT); and transmitting a first signal by using a first RAT, wherein the first signal includes at least one of a sidelink synchronization signal (SLSS) and a physical sidelink broadcast channel (PSBCH) signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Seungmin Lee, Kijun Kim, Hanbyul Seo
  • Patent number: 10735970
    Abstract: A method and apparatus operate a device on a licensed spectrum and an unlicensed spectrum. The device can operate on a Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN) channel using a WWAN transceiver via a WWAN Radio Access Technology (RAT) base station using a WWAN RAT. The device can communicate with a WWAN RAT Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) base station using the WWAN RAT via a WWAN RAT WLAN receiver on a WWAN RAT WLAN channel operating on a WLAN frequency. A personal access point WLAN channel of a WLAN frequency-based personal access point can be selected that provides the least desense of the WWAN RAT WLAN channel on the WWAN RAT WLAN receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Ranjeet Gupta, James Van Bosch
  • Patent number: 10735175
    Abstract: Methods and system for using a multifunctional filter to minimize insertion loss in a multi-mode communications system are described. Specifically described is a multifunctional filter that is configurable to operate in a band-pass mode when a first type of signal is propagated through the multifunctional filter, and to operate in a low-pass mode when a second type of signal is propagated through the multifunctional filter. The multifunctional filter presents a lower insertion loss to the second type of signal when operating in the low-pass mode than in the band-pass mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: pSemi Corporation
    Inventor: Dan William Nobbe
  • Patent number: 10727979
    Abstract: Disclosed are operation methods of a communication node in a network supporting licensed and unlicensed bands. An operation method of a user equipment (UE) may comprises receiving, from a base station, a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) including downlink control information (DCI) in a subframe n?1 of an unlicensed band; decoding the DCI using a common radio network temporary identifier (RNTI); and identifying the number of symbols of the subframe n?1 or a subframe n based on the decoded DCI. Therefore, a performance of the network can be enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Jung Sun Um, Hoi Yoon Jung, Sung Jin Yoo, Seung Keun Park
  • Patent number: 10721784
    Abstract: A method and apparatus of routing a call in a femtocell network are disclosed. In one example call routing method, a call is originated from the mobile station via a femtocell access point and the call is transmitted to a femtocell gateway, a mobile switching center and a carrier gateway server and onto an enterprise gateway server to obtain policy information. A routing policy is determined based on the obtained policy information and the call is routed to its destination based on the routing policy. The call may be routed via local media from a femtocell access point directly to the enterprise gateway server. The call routing procedures may implement the Iuh protocol and/or the session initiation protocol (SIP) for call signaling in the femtocell network. Call routing may be performed in a wireless cellular communications network or an enterprise network environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: TANGO NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: Patricia A. Landgren, Andrew Silver
  • Patent number: 10715102
    Abstract: A filter device includes a first filter chip including a first signal terminal and a second filter chip including a second signal terminal that are mounted above a package substrate including a substrate main body. First and second signal electrode pads are provided on a first main surface of the package substrate and are respectively joined to the first and second signal terminals. First and second outer terminals are provided on a second main surface of the substrate main body. The first and second signal electrode pads and the first and second outer terminals are connected to each other with first and second wirings, respectively. The second outer terminal is located at the first signal electrode pad side and the first outer terminal is located at the second signal electrode pad side when seen from above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Toru Takeshita
  • Patent number: 10685271
    Abstract: An integrated circuit is disclosed. The integrated circuit includes a UHF RFID tag physical layer that rectifies a UHF RFID signal acquired through a first antenna using a first rectifier to generate a first DC voltage, an NFC tag physical layer that rectifies an NFC signal acquired through a second antenna to generate a second DC voltage, a microcontroller unit, a non-volatile memory that stores data processed and data to be processed by the UHF RFID tag physical layer, and data processed and data to be processed by the NFC tag physical layer under control of the microcontroller unit, and a detector that detects a voltage input of one of the first DC voltage and the second DC voltage, and supplies the detected DC voltage to one of the UHF RFID tag physical layer and the NFC tag physical layer, the microcontroller unit, and the non-volatile memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: 3A LOGICS Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Pyeong Han Lee, Kwang Beom Park, Sung Hun Chun, Chang Ho Ryu, Sung Wan Kim
  • Patent number: 10674911
    Abstract: An ambulatory medical device is provided. The ambulatory medical device includes at least one sensor configured to acquire physiological data of a patient, at least one network interface and at least one processor coupled to the at least one sensor and the at least one network interface. The at least one processor is configured to detect, via the at least one network interface, a medical device, to establish a secure communication session with the medical device via the at least one network interface, to detect a data capacity of the secure communication session, to identify a category of patient data associated with the data capacity, and to transmit patient data of the category to the medical device via the secure communication session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: ZOLL MEDICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gary A. Freeman, Suzanne Crowell, Shane S. Volpe
  • Patent number: 10681543
    Abstract: A method for devices without SIM card (SD) to communicate directly with a core network. The method may be performed in the following matter. The SD registers with the core network through a cellular device (MD) in order to obtain a credential for the SD. The credential comprises Access ID, key, and control parameters. The SD then performs a mutual authentication directly with the core network using the credential. If the SD authenticates successfully with the core network, the SD is granted access to the servers via the core network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei International Pte., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xin Kang, Haiguang Wang, Jie Shi
  • Patent number: 10667129
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus are described for transferring application data. In one aspect, a method includes causing, by a first service running on a first device to establish a wireless connection with a second device; receiving, from a second service running on the second device, data specifying applications that are installed on the second device and supported by the second service, each of the applications being separate from the second service; determining, by the first service, that a first application installed on the first device matches one of the applications installed on the second device, the first application being separate from the first service; receiving, by the first service, first application data from the first application; and causing, by the first service, the first device to send the first application data to the second service running on the second device using the wireless connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Vincent Wei-Kang Chen, Paul Lee, Gregory M. Hecht, Erdi Chen, Jenny Chun-yi Chen, Marina-Ines Carrera, Estelle Laure Myriam Comment, Eric Chu, Peter Jin Hong, Christopher John Adams, Lucas Gill Dixon
  • Patent number: 10644795
    Abstract: A terminal (1050) includes a light receiver (151) that receives a light signal emitted by an apparatus (1000), the light signal including an identifier (SSID) of at least one base station (470); a receiver (153) that performs a reception process on the received light signal to output reception data; a data analyzer (155) that selects one base station based on the identifier of the at least one base station that is included in the reception data; and a radio device (453) that establishes a wireless connection with the selected base station (470) by using the identifier of the base station (470) and wirelessly communicates with the base station (470).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation Of America
    Inventor: Yutaka Murakami
  • Patent number: 10644993
    Abstract: A method for determining Internet reachability and Internet high availability for a multi-homed device in a network having a plurality of network interfaces includes connecting the multi-homed device to a network interface of interest in the plurality of network interfaces and disabling any functionality of setting a default route entry for the at least one network interface of interest until a determination of Internet reachability is made.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Harman International Industries, Incorporated
    Inventor: Sandeep Shanbhag